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Felix Tshisekedi sworn-in as DR Congo President

Felix Tshisekedi was sworn-in as the fifth President of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday amidst pomp and pageantry in the country’s first peaceful and undisputed transfer of power.

His inauguration signalled the end of over two decades of rule by the Kabila family. At the inauguration ceremony, the new President preached for peaceful coexistence amongst Congolese, “Our Congo will not be a Congo of hate and tribalism. Our fight will be to improve the lives of each citizen.” he said.

The December election results were keenly contested by Martin Fayulu who claimed to have won 60% of the votes. The opposition leader alleged that Joseph Kabila and Felix Tshisekedi did a backroom deal. Leaked exit poll tallies by the Catholic Church showed that Fayulu won the elections.

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